Lola has been using irrigation for about 16 months and it has been a really positive experience. Straight away there was a big reduction in the amount of soiling and that, along with her medication, has resulted in Lola having a much more ‘normal’ life.
Lola’s problems with soiling and constipation started when we attempted potty training at around 2.5 years. It was very hard to get a diagnosis and difficult to get treatment as an actual problem until she was about 7. It was always something we were told she would just grow out of. Finally in April 2021 we got sent to the amazing team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital who adjusted her medication and introduced us to the Qufora IrriSedo MiniGo Flex irrigation system. Lola took to it straight away. It’s not painful or messy and it meant that even if she couldn’t do her usual ‘morning poo’ by herself she could still clear out which resulted in little or no accidental soiling during the day. Previously Lola would sometimes have to change 4/5 times a day!
It’s had a huge impact on her confidence, especially at school where she no longer has to go to the adult’s toilet to clean up and get changed. She no longer has to wear incontinence pads in her underwear. I no longer have to throw away countless pairs of knickers or need to take a rucksack of clothes out with us if we go out for the day.
She now enjoys swimming, play dates and sleepovers without having the worry that she’s had an accident she was unaware of. I also love the fact that it’s just water cleaning the body rather than relying on chemicals.
We’ve recently been able to have a couple of days off the washouts a week and are now reducing the medication she’s taking. For the first time in 8 years we are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.”
“I would recommend washouts because I had been like this for my whole life and using medicine for years and it made no difference but after doing washouts for a year I have been loads better.”